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Afghanistan: Then, Now & Next

''The Rundown''

In this episode, Bridget talks with Dr. Yao-Yuan Yeh, chair of the University of St. Thomas (UST) Department of International Studies & Modern Languages, and Dr. Richard Sindelar, director of the UST Center for International Studies, to better understand the situation in Afghanistan. They discuss the situation in three stages: what happened and why, what will be the perception of the U.S. moving forward and the relationship with China, and the influx of refugees coming to Houston. The guests encourage us to welcome the refugees with openness and love.

Dr. Yao-Yuan Yeh
Chair, Department of International Studies & Modern Languages

Dr. Richard Sindelar
Director, Center for International Studies

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Houston prepares to welcome Afghan refugees

Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan | Luke 10:29-37

Unpacking AAPI Hate

''The Rundown''

Host Eric Diaz sits down with two University of St. Thomas - Houston (UST) professors, Dr. Crystal Tran, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Hans Stockton, dean of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies. They discuss the increased reporting and coverage of hate crimes on Asian Americans in the U.S. Dr. Tran breaks down the psychology behind hate and fear of the other. Dr. Stockton describes how it is important to separate the workings of a government from the people.

Both share how UST is trying to open the minds of their students to understand more about diversity and human dignity.

Dr. Crystal Tran
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Hans Stockton
Dean, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S. - Pew Research Center

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard - World Health Organization

Department of Education Designates UST an Asian-Serving Institution - University of St. Thomas - Houston

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Not only is Houston getting more diverse, but residents' households are, too - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research

After A Hurricane Hits

''For Such a Time as This''

On November 18, 2020, Hurricane Iota ravaged San Andres, Colombia, home to the Raizal community. Host Larry Payne talks with Diana Caicedo and Brittney Sandoval, both members of the Raizal diaspora in Houston about the effects of the Hurricane and how members of the diaspora in Houston and beyond have mobilized to serve their friends, family and community in San Andres.

 

Helpful Links:

University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies

San Andres and Old Providence Indigenous Raizal Diaspora Facebook Page

Iglesia Bautista Melrose Facebook Page

University of Houston Creative Writing Program

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